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  1. Dave P

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    I predict that exactly one week after the presidential election the banks will all be closed and the streets will be full of military people!
     
  2. Bisi

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    I predict Chicago will burn election night. I think it doesn't matter if Obama wins or loses. I know it will burn if he loses, but didn't they burn and tear up a bunch of crap celebrating the last Chicago Bulls title? They will burn it if he loses and it will burn if they celebrate.


    Poor Detroit, do they still burn it on Halloween? And a week later it will burn again.

    I hope none of this happens though.
     
  3. Bruce Specht

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    Clinton was smart enough to leave things alone; He was after all a Rhodes Scholar! Make mine a Gin & Tonic
     
  4. Jerbear

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    Police prepare for unrest

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    Police prepare for unrest
    By Alexander Bolton Posted:
    10/21/08 07:58 PM [ET]

    Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest.

    Public safety officials said in interviews with The Hill that the election, which will end with either the nation’s first black president or its first female vice president, demanded a stronger police presence.

    Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors.
    Democratic strategists and advocates for black voters say they understand officers wanting to keep the peace, but caution that excessive police presence could intimidate voters.

    Sen. Obama (Ill.), the Democratic nominee for president, has seen his lead over rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) grow in recent weeks, prompting speculation that there could be a violent backlash if he loses unexpectedly.

    Cities that have suffered unrest before, such as Detroit, Chicago, Oakland and Philadelphia, will have extra police deployed.

    In Oakland, the police will deploy extra units trained in riot control, as well as extra traffic police, and even put SWAT teams on standby.

    “Are we anticipating it will be a riot situation? No. But will we be prepared if it goes awry? Yes,” said Jeff Thomason, spokesman for the Oakland Police Department.

    “I think it is a big deal — you got an African-American running and [a] woman running,” he added, in reference to Obama and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. “Whoever wins it, it will be a national event. We will have more officers on the street in anticipation that things may go south.”

    The Oakland police last faced big riots in 2003 when the Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl. Officials are bracing themselves in case residents of Oakland take Obama’s loss badly.

    Political observers such as Hilary Shelton and James Carville fear that record voter turnout could overload polling places on Election Day and could raise tension levels.

    Shelton, the director of the NAACP’s Washington bureau, said inadequate voting facilities is a bigger problem in poor communities with large numbers of minorities.

    “What are local election officials doing to prepare for what people think will be record turnout at the polls?” said Shelton, who added that during the 2004 election in Ohio voters in predominantly black communities had to wait in line six to eight hours to vote.

    “On Election Day, if this continues, you may have some tempers flare; we should be prepared to deal with that but do it without intimidation,” said Shelton, who added that police have to be able to maintain order at polling stations without scaring voters, especially immigrants from “police states.”

    Carville, who served as a senior political adviser to former President Bill Clinton, said that many Democrats would be very angry if Obama loses. He noted that many Democrats were upset by Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) loss to President Bush in the 2004 election, when some Democrats made allegations of vote manipulation in Ohio, the state that ultimately decided the race.

    Experts estimated that thousands of voters did not vote in Ohio because of poor preparation and long lines.
    Carville said Democratic anger in 2004 “would be very small to what would happen in 2008” if the same problems arose.

    Carville said earlier this month that “it would be very, very, very dramatic out there” if Obama lost, a statement some commentators interpreted as predicting riots. In an interview Tuesday, however, Carville said he did not explicitly predict rioting.

    “A lot of Democrats would have a great deal of angst and anger,” said Carville, who predicted that on Election Day “the voting system all around the country is going to be very stressed because there’s going to be enormous turnout.”
    Other commentators have made such bold predictions.

    “If [Obama] is elected, like with sports championships, people may go out and riot,” said Bob Parks, an online columnist and black Republican candidate for state representative in Massachusetts. “If Barack Obama loses there will be another large group of people who will assume the election was stolen from him….. This will be an opportunity for people who want to commit mischief.”

    Speculation about Election-Day violence has spread on the Internet, especially on right-wing websites.

    This has caught the attention of police departments in cities such as Cincinnati, which saw race riots in 2001 after police shot a young black man.

    “We’ve seen it on the Internet and we’ve heard that there could be civil unrest depending on the outcome of [the election,]” said Lt. Mark Briede of the Cincinnati Police Department. “We are prepared to respond in the case of some sort of unrest or some sort of incident.”

    Briede, like other police officials interviewed, declined to elaborate on plans for Election Day. Many police departments have policies prohibiting public discussion of security plans.

    James Tate, second deputy chief of Detroit’s police department, said extra manpower would be assigned to duty on Election Night. He said problems could flare whichever candidate wins.

    “Either party will make history and we want to prepare for celebrations that will be on a larger scale than for our sports teams,” Tate said.

    He noted that police had to control rioters who overturned cars after the Tigers won the 1984 World Series.

    “We’re prepared for the best-case scenario, we’re prepared for the worst-case scenario,” he said. “The worst-case scenario could be a situation that requires law enforcement.”

    But Tate declined to describe what the worst-case scenario might look like, speaking gingerly like other police officials who are wary of implying that black voters are more likely than other voting groups to cause trouble.

    Shelton, of the NAACP, said he understands the need for police to maintain order. But he is also concerned that some political partisans may point their finger at black voters as potential troublemakers because the Democratic nominee is black.
    Shelton said any racial or ethnic group would get angry if they felt disenfranchised because of voting irregularities.

    Police officials in Chicago, where Obama will hold a Nov. 4 rally, and Philadelphia are also preparing for Election Day.

    “The Chicago Police Department has been meeting regularly to coordinate our safety and security plans and will deploy our resources accordingly,” said Monique Bond, of the Chicago Police Department.

    Frank Vanore, of the Philadelphia Police Department, said officials were planning to mobilize to control exuberant or perhaps angry demonstrations after the World Series, which pits the Phillies against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    He said the boosted police activity would “spill right over to the election.”
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  5. Little Dog

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    I predict that people who predict things don't have a clue and couldn't find their ass with a map.
     
  6. KeystoneLight

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    I predict that the lib trolls that frequent this site will be gone after the election.
     
  7. JBrooks

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    The reality is that the polls continue to close and most battleground states are well within margin of error yet the media and the Democrats keep talking like Obama's winning is a foregone conclusion. Consequently, expectations are way out of alignment with reality.

    Just look back at the Rodney King verdict. Everyone thought that a conviction was coming and when it didn't all hell broke loose. This election is going to be 100 times worse than that disappointment if Obama loses and he very well might.
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Heard over the weekend that the Bookies in Vegas are taking bets that McCain will come through as the winner. I guess we can sit back and watch the neighbor hoods burn. Bulge.
     
  9. gun fitter

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    Sorry nothing's going to burn thanks to the army calling approximately 1500 select individuals back from Iraq and Afghanistan. I believe they are going to be given shoot to kill orders in the event of rioting.

    Joe
     
  10. Kolarpole

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    Dave P.......your prediction brought back memories. That was "pulled" on little dumb me many years ago while active in political affairs. Had to laugh after thinking about it. Thanks for the memories......
     
  11. W.P.T.

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    The nice thing about when the black people riot, they burn down their own houses, that'll show us ... Its the nature of the Beast, I worked in a predominately black area of Chgo's western suburbs and I could tell you storys that I find hard to believe and I saw them happen ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  12. H82MIS

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    Do you guys think a 92f with 2 15 round clips and an SKS with 6 clips will be enough to get me to work on Nov.5???????

    just curious,,,,do I need more???????????
     
  13. halfmile

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    Good one.

    My $.02: If there IS rioting, the areas concerned may be better off burned.

    I personally prefer low yield thermonuclear slum clearance devices.

    HM
     
  14. BLACKDOG

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    WE have not played COWBOY'S AND N$#%@& YET May be it is time.
     
  15. cubancigar2000

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    Clinton was no Obama, as bad as he is ( was) he cannot hold a candle to the Obama thought train. It may well get ugly
     
  16. mizzou

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    Levi 391...Nice mouth
     
  17. GrubbyJack

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    How many remenber the summer of 1967....

    BURN-BABY-BURN
     
  18. jakearoo

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    barrelbulge, You heard the Vegas bookies were betting on McCain? Does that mean they are giving odds which favor (or are even money) that McCain will win? Please tell us which casinos. May be worth a flight.

    Or is this just something you heard from the stall next to you as you were peeing at the airport?

    Jake
     
  19. Setterman

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    OICU812, Go to Widener's.com. Have a special on .223 ammo $396/1000
     
  20. H82MIS

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    setter,, thanks for the tip but I was being sarcastic,,,hope it never comes to what we're all thinking,,,
     
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